A young Inuit child tests her mother, something that children do not infrequently whether they live in Alaska or Santa Cruz. What if, she asks her mom, I behaved in a less-than-admirable fashion: Would you still love me? The mother’s answers are wise and, indeed, loving. Striking watercolors and a rhythmic text charm in this new-at-last-in-paperback edition. Ages 2–5.
In this classic, bestselling story of a child testing the limits of her independence, a mother reassures that a parent's love is unconditional and everlasting. This universal story is made all the more captivating by its unusual Arctic setting. Complemented by a detailed glossary, this tender story introduces young readers to a distinctively different culture and shows that the special love between parent and child transcends all boundaries of time and place.
About the Author
Barbara M. Joosse is the author of many books for children, such as the companion to this book, Papa, Do You Love Me? She lives in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
Barbara Lavallee is known for her vibrant watercolor illustrations depicting a wide range of Alaskan life. She lives in Anchorage, Alaska.